The Mercury 9 mission. The audio files are named as per their original historical audio reel number at the NASA historical audio vault. Information listed below is the sum-total of data on these reels.
Run time 5 minutes 13 secondsProducer NASAAudio/Visual sound, color
INFORMATION ON THE AUDIO FILES:
883: 5/15/1963, Gordon Coopers Prayer 14th Pass Muchea Station
Pad LC-14 ()
L. Gordon Cooper
Spacecraft No. 20, Launch Vehicle 130-D
Manned 1-day mission in orbit
May 15, 1963
Altitude: 165.9 by 100.3 statute miles
Inclination: xxx degrees
Period: 88min 45sec
Duration: 1 Day, 10 hours, 19 min, 49 seconds
Distance: 546,167 statute miles
Velocity: 17,547 mph
Max Q: 974
Max G: 7.6
Mission successful. Total time weightless 34hours 3min 30 sec
Digitized, cataloged and archived by the Houston Audio Control Room, at the NASA Johnson Space Center.
November 8, 2012
I do have in my personal collection the news coverage of this flight. There is alot of PAO updates and replays of the ATG. I hope this not all there is.
May 21, 2012
Live Mercury Announcements
Does anyone know where the tapes of Colonel John Powers' live announcements are (presuming they still exist)?
Interesting as these Mercury recordings are, nothing quite matches hearing the missions as they were broadcast live at the time of the flights.
And is this one recording all that exists of Gordon Cooper's MA-9 flight? Surely not!?